Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 38° 41.187′ N, 77° 8.364′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Gunston Road south of 21st Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. ¼ mile away); William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairfax Family Cemetery (approx. Slavery and Belvoir (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairfax Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Life at Belvoir (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Influence of the Fairfax Family (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
Regarding ‘Thermo-Con’ House. Designed by E. S. Henderson, Albert Kahn Associates of Detroit, Michigan.
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1. Thermo-Con House. “The house features several elements associated with the International Style, an early-20th-century style of design that shunned historically based decoration. Elements integral to the International Style include an asymmetrical mass, a flat, asphalt roof, smooth unornamented wall surfaces, vertical windows, a wide, boxed overhang, a simple, unadorned front door, and plain round supports for the house. A water table and second-floor belt course stress the building's horizontality.” (Submitted on July 22, 2008.)
2. Nomination Form for the National Register of Historic Places. “The ‘Thermo-Con’ material used to construct the walls, floors, and roof system of the house was comprised of ‘ordinary cement, water, and a patented formula of mineral origin.’ The mixture (Submitted on July 22, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.